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Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices for People with Developmental Disabilities

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Why Habits Form

In my last blog I talked about what habits are. Habits are behaviors that occur automatically without awareness. They are cued or triggered by specific events in our environment – it could be a location, time, people, feeling, or  an immediately preceding action. 

Habits serve a very important purpose. They free up the brain to do other more important things – like problem-solving and decision making.  Imagine we were learning a new skill like how to play the guitar. We feel awkward and…

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Developing Healthy Habits -- Introduction

At Double S Instructional systems (www.doublesinsructional.com) we continue to be busy developing programs to help people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities and their support persons live healthier lifestyles. In our last blog I talked about the components of a healthy lifestyle. As I said in my last blog, a healthy lifestyle consists of both making healthy choices and avoiding unhealthy ones. Healthy choices include:

  1. Choosing healthy foods
  2. Exercising
  3. Getting enough sleep
  4. Reducing…
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Components of a Healthy Lifestyle

At Double S Instructional systems (www.doublesinsructional.com) we are busy developing programs to help people with developmental disabilities and their care providers live healthier lifestyles. But what is meant by healthy lifestyle?  It seems that it is important to first define what a healthier lifestyle is and why it is important. To put it simply a lifestyle is how we live our lives. Our individual lifestyle is composed of a variety of habits. In later blogs we will go more into habits,…

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